Sunday, June 2, 2019

Ace Frehley shares new album update

Ace Frehley is sharing an update on his next studio album.

Entitled “Origins Vol. 2”, the project is the sequel to a 2016 collection of covers that influenced the original KISS lead guitarist, and he confirms the record in done in a new interview promoting his US spring tour in support of 2018’s ”Spaceman.”

"Pretty much the whole concept behind that album is redoing songs of bands that influenced me growing up," Ace tells KATT Rock 100.5 in Oklahoma City (hear audio below). "I'm doing a [Jimi] Hendrix song, I'm doing a Cream song, I'm doing a Led Zeppelin song, a song by The Animals. I also did a song by Paul Revere And The Raiders."

The tunes are ones familiar to the rocker as both a fan and a touring musician.

“Those guitar players taught me how to play,” adds Frehley, “so nothing's too difficult for me to handle. I used to do their material when I played in club bands."

The project is tentatively due for release later this year.

“Origins Vol 1.” debuted at No. 23 on the US Billboard 200 upon its arrival in the spring of 2016.

The first volume in the series delivered new versions of tracks by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Cream and Jimi Hendrix, among others, and featured a series of guests including Paul Stanley, Slash, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Lita Ford and John 5.

Frehley will resume his US tour in Englewood, NJ on June 28.

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